Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Suneel Talwar MBBS, MRCP, MD
Royal Bournemouth & The Nuffield Bournemouth Hospitals
Cardiologist Bournemouth, Dorset
Specialising in Coronary Intervention and Stenting for the Treatment of Vascular Heart Disease, Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation.
Experience and Expertise
I am Dr Suneel Talwar, a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist specialising in all aspects of general and interventional cardiology including coronary angiography, PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, commonly known as coronary angioplasty and stenting) as well as the treatment of valvular heart disease, heart failure, hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
I see patients suffering from symptoms that might reflect an underlying problem with the heart such as chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and blackouts. My sub-speciality interest is in coronary intervention and stenting. I have performed approximately 10,000 PCI procedures and am one of the highest volume PCI operators in the UK with an excellent success rate.
Knowledge & Experience
I started my specialisation in cardiology in Leicester in 1996 and was subsequently granted a research fellowship by Leicester University in 1997. I then moved to the South West Cardiothoracic Centre, Plymouth in 1999 where I spent 5 years as a Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, with a special interest in coronary intervention. In 2003 I spent 3 months as an interventional fellow at the St Olav University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. I was invited back to Trondheim in 2004, to take up the post of a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist for four months. I spent a further three months as a locum Consultant in Cardiology at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester prior to being appointed as the clinical lead for the Coronary Angioplasty programme at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in 2005.
My sub-speciality interest is in coronary intervention and stenting. I have performed approximately 10,000 Coronary stenting procedures and am one of the highest volume PCI operators in the UK with an excellent success rate. Between January 2012 and December 2014 I performed 1747 PCI procedures with an observed in-hospital major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) rate of 0.06%. My predicted MACCE rate during this period was 2.05% based on case complexity and the national average MACCE rate was 1.5% during this same period.
I have a particular interest in complex intervention. I am a national proctor for rotational atherectomy in the UK. I am a European proctor for laser atherectomy and have trained over 200 physicians from the UK and Europe in this new and exciting technique. I also have a special interest in complex intervention for chronic total occasions. I receive referrals from a number of hospitals for complex PCI including Salisbury, Southampton, Plymouth, Torbay, Truro, Basingstoke and Winchester.
- Exercise treadmill test
- 24 hour and 7 day Ambulatory ECG recordings
- Instant check recorders
- 24 hour Blood pressure monitoring
- Multislice coronary CT imaging
- Cardiac MRI for viability and ischaemia
- Coronary Angiography
- Right and left heart catheterisation
- Pressure wire assessment of coronary arteries (FFR AND iFR)
- Intravascular ultrasound assessment of coronary arteries with virtual histology
- Optical Coherence tomography assessment of coronary arteries
- Rotational atherectomy (rotablation)
- Coronary angioplasty and stenting
- Implantation of Bioresorbable vascular scaffold systems in coronaries